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Benadryl For Infants
Depends on variables: This would be a proper dose for a 40 lb kid & a double dose at 20lb. Overdose tends to cause nervous system symptoms. Sedation, nausea & vomiting are common. Some infants may have the opposite effect & this provides over-stimulation & excitation in some. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes you can: Be cautious though with antihistamines in general in infants, read the labels of all OTC drugs carefully, check with your doctor if you want to give antihistamines regularly, good luck ...Read more
My 22 month old got bit on the face by something. Took him in to the pediatrician. Recommended Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Can I also give pedia care infants? Dosage?
My LO is 8 mo. 20 lbs. I gave her infant Tylenol (acetaminophen). She has a thick runny nose and watery eyes (allergies) can I also give her children's benadryl?
Benedryl indication: Although the manufacturer does not indicate it's use in children under 2 years of age, it is not uncommon for it to be recommended 'off label' by pediatricians. Oral cetrizine is another antihistamine for allergies which does have a documented age indication for 6 months and up. Both of these medications can be safely administered with Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on weight: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) dosing is based on weight in children. 1mg/kg/dose. So a 22# child would get 3/4tsp of the children's liquid assuming it is the 12.5mg/tsp formulation. You might want to talk to your doctor about why you are giving Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to your toddler. ...Read more
Not recommended: Gravol is particularly problematic because it contains a stimulant in addition to diphenhydramine that would have unpredictable and possibly deleterious effects on infants. Generally, diphenhydramine is not recommended for infants less than 12 months of age. Better to consult your pediatrician about the sleep problem and see if an underlying cause can be identified. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took two Benadryl (diphenhydramine) last night and I slept like a baby, but right now I feel really dizzy?
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